Director and writer Kevin Smith survived a massive heart attack and posted a selfie from the hospital bed

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  • The “Clerks” director Kevin Smith survived a massive heart attack Sunday.
  • Smith tweeted a selfie from the hospital bed.

Kevin Smith, the director of critically acclaimed comedies including “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” said he had a heart attack Sunday night.

Smith, 47, who now stars on the AMC reality series “Comic Book Men,” was filming an episode of the show before the heart attack. He tweeted the news late Sunday along with a selfie from his hospital bed.

“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” Smith wrote. “The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would have died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground.”

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